On Sunday 12th June 2011, 27 PLACE members and friends visited the Ripon area. In the morning we were shown around the Ripon Workhouse Museum and garden, which gave us a fascinating insight into conditions for the poor in Victorian England. In the afternoon, we had a guided tour of Markenfield Hall, a fourteenth century moated house tucked away a few miles south of Ripon. Both the inside of the house and the exterior were extremely interesting. Below are some pictures of our visit.